Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester
A collection of science fiction stories, most of them reprints from the 1950s. In Hobson's Choice, tourists from the future visit our age to experience a nuclear war, while Adam and No Eve is on the world's last surviving male.
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Give me five hundred sanitation experts , eight hundred traffic managers , two
hundred air - conditioning experts , one hundred city managers , one thousand
communication chiefs , seven hundred personnel experts . . . " The list of General
The experts appeared reluctant to apply pressure to the sick men and the woman
. “ For God ' s sake , don ' t be squeamish , ” Carpenter raged . “ We ' re fighting a
war for civilization . We ' ve got to protect our ideals no matter what the price .
We ' ll need experts , ” General Carpenter said . ... The first five experts were easy
to draft from other war departments . ... Scrim was still intransigent , but induced to
play ball by the intriguing problem of Ward T . “ But I ' m not an expert , ” he ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing
Not a definitive collection, but much overlap w/ Starburst, which I just read. ? Kind of overwhelming to read that much Bester in such a short span of time. ? He really is much more modern than most ... Read full review
VIRTUAL UNREALITIES: The Short Fiction of Alfred BesterUser Review - Kirkus
A major retrospective, comprising 15 tales from 194179 (mostly from the '50s and '60s), together with two previously unpublished pieces, though readers should note that the word ``selected'' has been ... Read full review
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